Clinic: Criminal Defense
- Semester: Fall 2020
- Course ID: 697C
- Credit Hours: 6
- Course Type: Clinic
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Mandatory
- Experiential Credit: 6 credit hours
- Professional Skills: Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement
- Upperclass-only elective
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This course will be taught in person, with no remote participation.
Students, working pursuant to the third-year practice rule and under the supervision of CDC faculty, represent men and women charged with misdemeanors in Travis County. Students function as lead counsel, working directly with clients to identify goals for the representation and to develop strategies in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome. Students maintain a primary role at all court appearances, whether those appearances involve negotiations, discussions with a judge, evidentiary hearings, or trial. Depending on the stage of assigned cases, other responsibilities often include investigation, discovery practice, and drafting of motions.
Prerequisites: 43 credit hours completed before enrollment (this is a requirement of the State Bar Act and is not negotiable). Students may not be enrolled in another clinic. APPLY ONLINE: https://law.utexas.edu/clinics/application-information/